Around the room, they could explore the circus theme. At the texture table, popcorn containers could be filled with cotton ball popcorn and paper butter- yum!
They had fun getting inside the circus tent!
Our other parent activity involved counting, number recognition, and fine motor skills. The children identified a number on a cage, matched a key to the correct lock by counting the number of dots on the tag, and finally used the key to open the lock and take out the animal. They LOVED this activity and spent a lot of time with it.
They got to imagine they were actual circus performers on Friday, as they made their way through an obstacle course!
After books and stories about clowns, they were able to imagine and paint one of their own.
Some other books we read were Goodnight Gorilla, The Circus Ship, and Harold and the Circus.
We continued sharing summer journals and really enjoy hearing from each child - they are doing so well standing up in front of their peers!
Next week we look forward to elephants, tigers, and zoo animals invading our classroom. Plus, the Ice Cream Social and BJ the Clown - hope to see you there!
Sheri and Lisa